Development Pathway

Project Team.
Weightlifting Ireland Board Member: Neil Dougan 
Ulster Rep: Damien Ledger
Men’s Team: Conor Clarke - Graham McFadden
Women’s Team: Michelle Finlay - Noeleen O'Reilly

Coaching Courses x 3
Derry - Belfast - Coleraine.

Competitions x 6
Ulster Open, – October
Ulster Development, - 19th June  
Armagh Open
Derry Open
North Down Open
Ulster Youth Championships

National Competitions x 2
Bruce Bamford Invitational. - Oct/Nov
National Jr and Masters Championships – 2017

Ulster Projects
Youth Development Program x 3 Workshops, Asylum – Coleraine - Derry

Funding and Sponsorship
Weightlifting Ireland - Sport Ireland – Sport Ireland Dormant Account - Olympic Council for Ireland
S.E.R.C. – Eleiko – Local Fundraising by Clubs and Club Competitions.


Performance Pathway

Weightlifting Ireland Coaching Director: Neil Dougan 
All Level 1, 2 and Licensed Weightlifting Ireland Coaches

Coaching Courses x 3
Derry - Belfast - Coleraine.

Step 1
Increase coaching courses within ulster to provide up to date and high quality coaching
delivered by experienced tutors from backgrounds in sports science,
strength and conditioning as well as world level competitors

Step 2
Use performance technology and assessment
in combination with existing university partnerships
while forging long term relationships with educators and sports professionals
Actively monitor athlete performance
in line with clear, achievable goals,
providing feedback, development and support

Step 3
Continue to work with and utilise expertise
from the EWF and IWF development program
for the benefit of athletes and coaches
Build a culture of best practice,
reflection and performance in both athletes and coaches

Step 4
Continue the trend of athlete centered performance markers,
that have allowed Ulster athletes to represent their country internationally
Continue to be the pathway for all current and past international competitors
from Ulster, maintaining the tradition of achievement
and giving even more atheltes a chance to wear the Ireland shirt


What are we about?

Community Support

Working with clubs and communities to develop the sport within Ulster As well as provide top quality coaching, experience and expertise.


Brining a European and globally recognised standard of coaching to Ulster


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